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Red Fescue - introduced (*Festuca rubra)

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Native to Europe, north Africa, Asia and North America. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Other names: Creeping Fescue.


It is planted as a lawn grass and sometimes escapes. Most often seen in flower in long-unmown lawns.

The leaves of Red Fescue are tightly rolled and appear cylindrical, even when fresh.

rubra: red.

1,2,3: Red Fescue. Castlemaine.